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December 17, 2014:
CSE Students Receive CRA Award
Congratulations to Dexter Duckworth and Alexander Lalejini for being selected to receive the Computing Research Association (CRA) Outstanding Undergraduate Male Researcher Awards for Ph.D. Granting Institutions 2015. Dexter was a Finalist and Alex an Honorable Mention and both will receive formal recognition and will be included in an article in the January issue of Computing Research News. The announcement of the award winners will also be on the CRA website (www.cra.org). This was a highly competitive award with limited nominations from each university. Dexter and Alex were the two nominees this year from Mississippi State University and it is exciting that both were selected to receive awards.
Dexter Duckworth, is a Senior in Computer Engineering, and Alex Lalejini is a Senior in Computer Science. Both students have been working under the mentorship of Dr. Cindy L. Bethel, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and Director of the Social, Therapeutic, and Robotic Systems (STaRS) Lab.
November 10, 2014:
Hodges Selected to Attend ACSAC 2014
Congratulations to Ms. Eleashia Hodges, a Senior Software Engineering major participating in the Cyber Corps scholarship program, for being selected to receive a scholarship to attend the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) in New Orleans, LA in December. The Cyber Corp scholarship program at Mississippi State is administered by Dr. David Dampier, a faculty member in Computer Science & Engineering and Director of the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute (DASI).
November 10, 2014:
CSE Paper Published in Journal of Parallel and Cloud Computing
The following paper which has been recently published:
"A Learning-based Selection for Portfolio Scheduling of Scientific Applications on Heterogeneous Computing Systems" by Nitin Sukhija, Brandon Malone, Srishti Srivastava, Ioana Banicescu, and Florina M. Ciorba, has been published in Journal of Parallel and Cloud Computing, Neal N. Xiong Ed., 2014, Vol. 3, Issue. 4, pp. 66-81.
Nitin Sukhija and Srishti Srivastava are PhD candidates in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Brandon Malone is a Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Helsinki. Ioana Banicescu is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Florina M. Ciorba is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Technishe Universitaet Dresden.